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15 Incredible Facts About Space and the Universe

 Space is an amazing boundless expanse of beauty, wonder, and life, much of which is yet to be discovered. In our never-ending quest to learn more and more about everything about this universe and the galaxies within it, the great minds at institutions like NASA and the Herschel Space Observatory find brilliant nuggets of wisdom and insightful indications of how life, the universe, and everything works. These are 15 such awe-inspiring and astonishing tidbits.  

    

1. Can you believe it?  

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, if the milky way was shrunk down, it would be the size of the United States if the Sun was the size of a white blood cell

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2. Then again, in space, size is all relative

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, milky way is a tiny galaxy

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3. Despite its tininess, still so massive

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, size of the milky way in light years

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4. And just for reference

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, light year in miles

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5. Even without gravity, the sun is pretty heavy 

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, weight of the sun compared to earth

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6. Should we be jealous? 

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, number of moons orbiting jupiter

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7. If we lived on Mars, we’d have 40 more minutes every day

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, length of a martian day

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8. The difficulties of being the farthest from the sun

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, neptune orbit around the sun

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9. Why was Uranus looking so blue? Because it had too much gas! 

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, why uranus has a blue glow

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10. That’s a long long winter

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, seasons on uranus

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11. I wish we could change this

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, earth is the only planet not named after a god

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12. Trying to lose weight? Mars might be the place for you 

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, weight of a person on mars

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13. Perspective. Very important

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, our galaxy compared to the rest

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14. And we thought the Sun was big 

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, VY Canis Majoris, larger than the sun

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15. In case you ever accidentally drop your coffee in space 

Incredible and interesting facts discovered about space, the universe and galaxies within, free-moving liquids in outer space form spheres

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